Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 18 Apr 2021

The Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit (CBURU) is a purpose built research facility attached to the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital, CUHT. It is involved in cutting edge clinical and laboratory research into breast cancer and is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team, including oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, research assistants and laboratory staff involved in translational research. The CBCRU is led by the Director, Dr Jean Abraham, and managed by a steering committee currently comprising the director, deputy director, other consultant oncologists and the CRUK Cambridge Centre Breast Cancer Programme Manager.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and independent research coordinator to work alongside existing CBCRU translational research staff to coordinate the Personalised Breast Cancer Programme (PBCP). The coordinator will be required to assist the Lead PBCP coordinator in setting up the study at other sites around the country and monitoring research activity at all sites to ensure the smooth running of the programme and that all research activities are conducted to good clinical practice (GCP) standards and meet all legislative requirements.

The coordinator will also act as the primary contact for the ONCOBIOME project, liaising with the coordinating office in Paris. The ONCOBIOME project is an EU-funded study which aims to identify and understand significant changes in the composition and function of gut microbial communities that influence the incidence of cancer, its prognosis and the response to treatments. In addition, the project seeks to develop adequate diagnosis tools that will allow a personalized clinical strategy for predicting and preventing cancer (re)occurrence and disease progression in response to therapy.

Stool samples for the ONCOBIOME project are collected from patients participating in existing studies. In particular, a large number of samples will be collected for the ONCOBIOME project from the PBCP, PARTNER clinical trial and other translational studies and clinical trials. The coordinator will therefore be expected to support the set-up of Oncobiome at sites also recruiting to these studies.

The coordinator will maintain the clinical and sample databases/portals for PBCP and ONCOBIOME. The nature of these sample collections will require the post-holder to work with other teams within the hospital (e.g. Imaging, Surgery, Clinical Trials and the Blood Processing Laboratory), and with other sites in the UK and Europe.

Dr Jean Abraham is the Chief Investigator of the PBCP and Partner Trials. The ONCOBIOME project is being led by Professor Carlos Caldas and Dr Jean Abraham. This appointment will be line managed by the Personalised Breast Cancer Program Coordinator.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Informal enquiries may be made to Erica Law, the Personalised Breast Cancer Program Coordinator (email: el517@cam.ac.uk ).

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 18 April 2021, with interviews expected to be held during the week commencing 26 April 2021.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RD26198 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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